Armband will bring the best out in captain Jelleyman

Gareth Jelleyman.
Gareth Jelleyman.

GARETH Jelleyman says that being given the captain’s armband will make him a better player.

The defender is known as Mr Dependable to Pilgrims fans after putting in consistently impressive performances.

But the left back now aims to improve his game further, after being given added responsibility in the dressing room, as well as out on the turf.

“It’s a great honour to be captain. I’m loving it and proud to wear the armband,” he told The Standard.

“I think that being made captain is making me more vocal. That’s a good thing as players need to be vocal in football, especially in defence.

“That can only make me a better player.”

The Pilgrims’ player recruitment has come under criticism from some corners, due to several players being brought back this summer.

Jelleyman, Mikel Suarez, Adam Millson, Liam Parker, Alan White, Lawrie Dudfiled, Lee Canoville, Jason Lee and Paul Bastock have all had at least two spells with the club.

However, Jelleyman believes this is a good thing.

“Sometimes people feel comfortable at a certain place, and that brings the best out in their game,” he added.

“Boston is a family-oriented place and a club with a nice atmosphere. People thrive coming back here.”